Thursday, October 26, 2006

Look at my new Baby!

I have accepted Alice's challenge to flash my stash and, based on an idea one of the girls in my knitting group suggested, decided to put DD's travel cot to good use for this. Here it all is:This actually is quite frightening to see it all in one place at the same time and I can't believe that I had enough tp virtually fill the cot! Whilst I was filling it I kept remembering more places I had yarn stored (or more acurately hidden!). There are bits that have a designated future use which makes me feel a bit better about it and one thing that is likely to be an upcoming project (believe it when you see it - I have been saying this for months!) is the following lot of blues: These are destined to become a Perugia throw as in the ones Colinette make up kits for. It was originally going to be based on the pattern but then the actual pattern was printed in issue 2 of Knit Today which has advice from Colinette's very own helpfull Diane! Anyway there should be enough bits for it there - assorted mohairs, Colinette Giotto in Jay, Tagliatelle in Sea breeze, Mercury in Fresco and lots of other blue bits that were in the stash. All I really need to do is sit down and work out what colours and yarns I want where!


There was one good thing about getting all the stash out was thatI could put it away better and have now pretty much organised them by colour so there is a box of greens (as shown above)
and a larger box of pinks as a result of having a daughter I suppose (shown below).
There is a box of blues but as most blues are in the Perugia project bag all the eyelash and fluffy yarns that I got as a bargain in work have been piled in with these - what I'm going to do with them all I don't know but then maybe DD will love them when she's older! The rest of the stash has been put away based on the fact that I can get jumpers/ cardigans/ etc out of them or that they're nice yarns but I didn't photograph them I'm afraid.

Seeing it all like this makes you realise quite how much you have and how much there is still to be knitted up and yet I still yearn for more! Anyway maybe this weekends outing will slow that down ( I was going to say stop it but who am I kidding!) as I will be hopefully picking up my Christmas present from DH - a spinning wheel!!! More about that later. But for now I leave you with a challenge - Will you flash your stash Artis-anne; Alice and Frankie

12 comments:

Sue said...

Oooh lovely!

Artis-Anne said...

Good grief girl are you trying to say 'Moi' has got more stash than you LOL? I need an exta wide angle lens to take photos of mine. Maybe when you come over you can haul it all out; just make sure DH doesn't see it ALL ;-)then he'll know why we have more stash than cash !!!

Mick said...

ooo, nice stash. I bet your throw will look lovely. good idea about the travel cot, I've got the exact one in the loft, maybe I could put it to better use and store my stash in it :)

Silvia said...

Lovely stash and good thinking about the Rug thing.
As for Saffron and Paprike! Saffron will give a nice Yellow and Paprika a pale yellow!! So go ahead dye that roving ready for when you get your wheel!!

Anonymous said...

Now, that is impressive!

I would definitely flash mine if I had one! The truth is, I rarely ever buy yarn without knitting it up immediately. At present I have only three yarns. Three. Some gold-coloured KSH, some green Noro Blosson, and some deep pink Debbie Bliss Tweed, which I'm about to use. That's what happens when you're skint! Stomp. Stomp.

Cherry Rolfe said...

Love the greens!

Mary-Lou said...

I think you may even have more than me ...! (still have a travel cot somewhere - and no! I'm not digging it out!)

acrylik said...

Lovely items in your stash there! It's great how you can find things that you had forgotten had existed :D

Frankie said...

Lovely - I bet you enjoyed getting it all out. The smell is so delicious isn't it.

sarah said...

Mmmm. I like those greens. Colour-coded stash. Good idea. Although I think I'd organise mine by gauge/weight (if I organised it at all). At least it's all in one place (stuffed behind the chair in the front room)... except for the bits in the 'to knit immediately' bag by my chair!

Poshyarns said...

Wow, that is a very impressive stash, I feel mine is rather pitiful, I have stash envy...

Thank you for your lovely comment on my pots. I have been thrilled by all the lovely things bloggers have said about them as I am normally rather shy about them.

artyfartykat said...

Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog. I don`t know how,but the hungry Blogger muncher seems to have eaten them!!
I must say your stash is impressive! I`m sooooo jealous.